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University of Birmingham names jewellery industry exec ‘volunteer of the month’

The University of Birmingham has named Gary Wroe, managing director of Birmingham jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint, as its ‘Volunteer of the Month’. The University of Birmingham launched its Volunteer of the Month scheme to identify those individuals who go the extra mile by generously sharing their time, skills and experience to help and progress students.

INTERVIEW: Hockley Mint MD on championing bridal and a new silver alloy

Hockley Mint has been busy at this year’s IJL shining a light on bridal, launching new products, and unveiling for the first time a new diamond detector and exclusive silver alloy. Here, Professional Jeweller grabs a quick minute with the British manufacturer’s managing director, Gary Wroe… Many retailers appear to be returning to bridal jewellery,

Hockley Mint invests in new diamond detecting technology

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has invested in a new state-of-the-art diamond testing equipment in order to combat the reported rise in laboratory-grown diamonds, particularly when mixed into melée parcels of supposedly natural stones. Hockley Mint’s new ‘Sherlock Holmes’ diamond detector rapidly detects every type of laboratory-grown diamond. Rather than testing individual stones with a

Hockley Mint wins exclusive UK distribution of new tarnish-resistant silver

British jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has secured an agreement to be the exclusive UK distributor of a revolutionary new tarnish-resistant silver alloy called Silnova. Furthermore, Hockley Mint will also be the exclusive UK manufacturer of Silnova product, and hopes that the metal will particularly appeal to designers who are looking for high-quality silver that consumers can

AGM HIGHLIGHTS: NAJ announces new chair, website and foundation

The National Association of Jeweller marked a new beginning for the body at this year’s AGM as it revealed plans to future-proof.  At the AGM, which took place on Thursday June 14, revealed details of a new website set to revolutionise how the NAJ communicates with its members and consumers. Attendees were able to view

Ethical brand collaborates with Anastacia to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Ethical jewellery brand Arctic Circle Diamonds has partnered with singer-songwriter Anastacia on a limited-edition bracelet for charity. In collaboration with Positive Luxury, 100 bracelets will be available for consumers to purchase, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK to fund life-saving research specifically into breast cancer. Speaking about her commitment to the cause, Anastacia

Hockley Mint unveils anniversary design competition winner

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has revealed the winner of its 25th anniversary design competition. At a sparkling drinks reception held at IJL on Monday afternoon, Hockley Mint managing director Gary Wroe announced that the winner as Jessica Mead as her finished piece was unveiled on Hockley Mint’s stand. Mead is currently employed as a

Final call for Hockley Mint design competition entries

Jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has issued a final call for entries into its design competition, which was launched in February 2017 to mark the British jewellery manufacturer’s 25th year in business. A significant number of entries have been received to date, but with the competition closing date of 5pm on Friday June 2, less than a

Hockley Mint partners with TH March to offer insurance incentives to designers

Birmingham-based fine jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has partnered with specialist insurance broker TH March to offer exclusive benefits to all designers who enter Hockley Mint’s 25th anniversary design competition. This collaboration between TH March and Hockley Mint aims to educate and raise awareness among jewellery designers about the need for insurance cover to protect them